Apple Shots #3: More Photos from Appleton, WI
Welcome to another Apple Shots page of photography from the Appleton, Wisconsin area and the Fox River Valley. All photos are copyright Jeff Lindsay, 2003-2010. Scroll down on the left to see links to other Apple Shots pages, such as Apple Shots #5, Apple Shots #7, or Apple Shots #16.
Neenah's Statue of Liberty with a Bergstrom building as a background, 2010.
An old railway bridge over part of the Fox River, near the Oneida Flats region. Part of the Lawrence University campus is visible on the opposite shore of the river. (J.L., May 2001)
One of my favorite recent additions to the Fox Valley is the beautiful Frienndship Trail Trestle Bridge which spans Little Lake Butte des Morts and now makes it possible to walk or ride your bike from one side to the other, from Menasha to the Town of Menasha / Neenah. This was photographed in late 2009.
Some female Hmong friends of mine in traditional attire at Plaman Park, Memorial Day 2001. Note the popular "Hmong car" (an old Toyota Camry, just like mine). (J.L., May 2001)
The memorial sculpture at Soldier Square, taken during Houdini Days, Sept. 4, 2004.
Appleton East High School's marching band on College Avenue during the 2001 Memorial Day Parade, about 9:15 AM (yes, a morning parade!). My son, Daniel, is in there (center, playing the silver instrument). (J.L., May 2001)
Octoberfest, Sept. 2000, on College Avenue. Tiger Paws are one of the more popular snacks served at this major annual festival.
A little sidewalk cafe on College Avenue during the summer. (J.L., Aug. 2003)
My photo of an amazing hummingbird moth (apparently Hyles lineata - actually a sphinx moth), taken Sept. 2001 in my front yard as it was nearly dark. These moths look much like hummingbirds as they fly until one looks carefully and notices the antennae, the retractable probiscus (visible in the photo), and the six legs they use to support themselves against a flower as they hover (wings always in motion) to probe for nectar. I've seen them two years in a row in our petunias. This species has a touch of purple, like our petunias. You can learn more about these creatures at the Moths of Wisconsin site, listed under "Familie Sphingdae."
One of Appleton's prominent water towers, this one on the north side of town.
Near Appleton, this is a view of the Fox River from the Highway N bridge in Combined Locks, showing steam rising from some paper mills and water vapor rising from the icy river itself.
Neenah's beautiful W.G. Bryan Bridge (First Street / Oak Street bridge) near the Theda Clark Mecial Center. Feb. 2010.